"Egg is bigger than before" memes have turned a bizarre viral video into comedy gold
29 July 2019, 17:29
A bizarre video showing an egg getting bigger and bigger after being soaked in vinegar and maple syrup has gone viral and now it's a meme.
Take it from us, the internet loves eggs. The internet rejoiced when a stock image of an egg beat Kylie Jenner for most-liked picture on Instagram. The world record egg, as it was named, then went on to become a Fashion Nova model. Yep, seriously. Now eggs are all over the web again thanks to the "bigger than before" meme.
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It all started with a bizarre video from the 5-Minute Crafts Facebook page, which was shared on Twitter. In the video, a regular egg is left in vinegar for one day and when it's taken out it's yellow, the texture has completely changed and it's remarkably "bigger than before".
The vinegar egg is then left in maple syrup for another day, before being left in blue dye. When it emerges, the egg is now bouncy and blue, and even "bigger than before".
This isn't exactly something new and magical, it's actually a popular experiment in science class. Basically, soaking a raw egg in vinegar starts a chemical reaction. When the acetic acid in the vinegar meets the calcium carbonate in the shell of the egg, carbon dioxide is released, Imagination Station reports.
A similar reaction occurs with the maple syrup, however, it's the sugar and water causing a reaction that draws water into the egg making it swell and appear larger.
Now the internet has gone into a complete egg spiral and the phrase "bigger than before" has become a meme.
I was looking for a way to make an egg bigger than before and this is perfect.— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) July 26, 2019
Describing your egg is always a crowd-pleasing moment.
me describing the egg I’m about to pull from a cup of vinegar it’s been submerged in for a day pic.twitter.com/P0oRODRGft— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) July 27, 2019
Sometimes, you just have to make your egg bigger than before. Sorry about it.
This is just— jojito (@clutchbucket) July 26, 2019
I have taken
that was in
and which you
it was so small
and now it's blue
An egg after being submerged in vinegar for a day: pic.twitter.com/xR0fItyRqs— Tom Zohar (@TomZohar) July 27, 2019
DATE: I’ll have the lobster— thom (@thwphipps) July 26, 2019
WAITER: very good, madam. and for you, sir?
ME: hmm I believe I will order a single vinegar and maple syrup flavoured egg. a blue one if you have it
WAITER: what size, sir?
ME: oh, bigger than before, of course
Sacrifices have to be made for bigger eggs, Mum.
Me explaining to my family why I put all our eggs in vinegar and maple syrup to make egg bigger than before pic.twitter.com/zJaLZKlGlT— dratini panini (@sun_head) July 28, 2019
Look, someone gets it.
therapist: And what do we do when we have an egg?— Lura Groen (@lura_groen) July 26, 2019
me: Put it in maple syrup and dye it blue?
therapist: BIGGER THAN BEFORE
No better feeling.
Ok sex is good and all but have you ever made an egg ＢＩＧＧＥＲ ＴＨＡＮ ＢＥＦＯＲＥ— pooka, esq. (@stratospheria) July 26, 2019
Everything is right in the world.
When the egg is bigger than before pic.twitter.com/YYnZOQFKbm— Andrew Noid Weber (@alexqarbuckle) July 25, 2019
The egg has travelled to Hollywood.
sorry for making this but it's in my head now pic.twitter.com/gHZGPAGI3u— The Hot Items Enjoyer (@jmsclee) July 26, 2019
Just as God intended.
and on the fourth day, the egg was bigger than before— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) July 26, 2019
We need to lay down.